The Scarle v Scarle case highlights the importance of having a professionally drafted Will – especially in case of complex family situations
Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, having a Will ensures that partners will be provided for and have legal means of inheritance in the case of an unfortunate death.
Jacqueline Cheng and Alfred Ip discuss the main steps in estate administration: collection of assets, payment of debts, distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries.
Private Client lawyers can guide you through the most efficient international Estate Planning options which fit your specific circumstances and wishes
Spreading awareness about Estate Planning to be put in place for the protection of children: from Wills to permanent and temporary Deeds of Guardianship
From the importance of making a Will to the probate process and different levels of protection for your children
Alfred Ip on child custody and putting the well-being of children first, including relocation, mental health impacts, and benefits of a co-parenting coordinator.
While one way of protecting a testator’s assets is to have a Will, there are other steps that can be taken to avoid unauthorised or unfair transfers during their lifetime.
A step forward for LGBT rights with Hong Kong Courts granting equal treatment under its succession laws. Last year Edgar Ng Hon-lam applied for a judicial review upon learning that the matrimonial home he owns could not be passed to his husband in case he died intestate.
Homemade Wills often present more problems than solutions. Will drafting should always been done properly by professional lawyers with specific experience in Estate Planning.